Comments for Thirty-Four
In half an hour we'll be officially halfway through the birthday season in this home. I am turning thirty-four. Sometime between this birthday and my next one, I will cross the point of having spent more than half my life with my husband. We met when I was seventeen going on eighteen. I'll have to wait until I turn forty-two to have been married to Ian for more than half my life.
Ten years ago I was eagerly awaiting turning twenty-five so I could rent whatever car I wanted to. In the last ten years, I've only rented one car (Ian usually takes care of the car rentals) and that was to have a car to drive to the worst job I've ever had after being rear-ended by two cars on the interchange between the 110 and 10 freeways in Los Angeles.
Five years ago I was a new mother to a then infant Sean. I was still in those harrowing first couple of weeks where I wasn't sure if I would ever sleep again or ever bond with my son. I was also about the come to the realization that Vicadin does bad things to my mental health.
Last year, of course, I was one week away from welcoming Harriet into the family. I was sore and sleep deprived from sciatica and the heat. This year my birthday is taking second stage to Sean and Harriet's birthdays (as it should). I know Ian and Sean have a few things planned for me and that's nice to know. More on the birthday tomorrow night.
Happy Happy Birthday to you and yours. Can't wait to see pics of the kids and the cake.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it is everything you deserve!"